View Full Version : Cleaning Encoder Sensor on SP540V

08-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Anyone have any clever ideas on how to clean the accumulation off of the eyes of the linear encoder sensor? The gap is only about 1/16" wide so that eliminates my medical grade swaps.

08-12-2010, 04:49 PM
Lint free eye glass cleaning rag

08-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Cloth is not the issue. How do you get the cloth in the tiny gap to clean the eyes?

08-12-2010, 05:01 PM
After taking the sensor out of the printer,

Slide in edgewise back and forth... should work its way in there

08-12-2010, 09:28 PM
after taking it off, i drown a shop cloth in isopropyl, and fold it and basically credit card swipe the reader. power off & unplugged of course. Oh, watch out when putting it back on, try not to have it rubbing against the strip :)

08-13-2010, 10:09 AM
Those cans of compressed air also work nicely; and you don't have to remove/reinstall the sensor.